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Turkish, Russian companies to build Rostov airport with capacity of 8m passengers

Turkish, Russian companies to build Rostov airport with capacity of 8m passengers

ANKARA: Turkey’s Limak Construction has won a tender to build an airport with a capacity of 8 million passengers in the Russian city of Rostov, one of the host cities of the 2018 World Cup, according to the company.

Limak said it would build the facility with a Russian partner, Marashstroy, adding that the final signatures would be inked by the end of June.

The project will cost around 210 million euros and will be completed in the next two years. Our aim is to finalize the project by the FIFA World Cup in 2018,” said a board member of Limak, Serdar Bacaksız.

The selection process to pick the company to build the airport started in 2014. A total of 23 companies submitted their proposals, with 18 of them being invited to submit a bid. A negotiation process started in February, after which Limak and Marashstroy were selected by the tender committee, said the company.

Limak is also the member of a consortium which will build the controversial third airport of Istanbul. The company is currently building a second terminal at Cairo Airport and has the operation rights to Kosovo’s Pristina Airport.

Limak sold its shares in Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport to a Malaysian partner, Malaysia Airports Holdings (MAHB), at the end of 2014.